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NATIONAL NAPPING DAY – Day After Return of Daylight Saving Time

National Napping Day - March 9NATIONAL NAPPING DAY

National Napping Day is observed annually the day following the return of daylight saving time.  National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change.

Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you.

A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic.

Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits.  Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.  

Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, if you can reap those benefits, find a cozy spot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take a relaxing nap and use #NationalNappingDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

DATES
March 12, 2018
March 11, 2019
March 9, 2020
March 15, 2021
March 14, 2022
March 13, 2023
March 11, 2024
March 09, 2025

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